After surviving a rare coronary artery dissection and massive heart attack while nine months pregnant, Nefertari has devoted her life to uplifting other heart patients and promoting heart health awareness.See all posts »
Hurricane Sandy was considered a super storm over a week before she hit my New Jersey town. Our Governor, Chris Christie, sent out warnings and instructions as to how to behave and prepare during a hurricane.
As a heart patient I took heed. I stocked up on non-perishable food and I made sure my medications were well stocked. What I didn't prepare for was Hurricane Sandy being the worst storm ever to hit New Jersey.
Because of the massive damage we were left with no power, making it difficult to perform a variety of tasks, including preparing food. Since almost all of our local stores were without power, we were left to depend on the non-perishables.
I was happy to have my peanut butter and jelly...for the first two days. It soon got old.
Storm preparation is vital in a serious weather situations, however there are certain variables you cannot control or be prepared for. Losing power for several days is one of those situations. I was blessed to have people in my life that were aware of my condition and offered to give me and my children a place to stay that had power and heat.
I give kudos to those that lend a helping hand to those of with serious health conditions during times of need. I even commend the media for recommending that people check in on their neighbors, as well as the sick and the elderly during any severe weather.
Most importantly I am truly moved by everyone who took time out to check on and help with my children and me during this time of need.
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